Seize the opportunity to experience something completely unique by joining Bristol University Hot Air Ballooning Society. Make new friends, learn new skills, and have a chance to fly in our iconic red and white balloon at an affordable price!
We are BUHABS, one of only two student-run hot air ballooning societies in the UK. We fly as often as we can, mostly on Wednesday afternoons and weekends from various launch sites in Bristol and the surrounding area. We often travel to other balloon meets across the country and we also have opportunities for members to train as a pilot.
Absolutely not, you do not need to have had any experience, everyone is welcome to join and we would love to meet you. We fly with a qualified pilot who will tell you how to help set the hot air balloon up and ensure that you have a safe and exciting time in the air.
Our pilot checks the weather forecast and if the conditions look suitable, they will send out an invitation via email to paid members. Places are first-come, first served. The day before, detailed weather forecasts are checked and details on the pickup location and times are confirmed. The decision to fly lies with the pilot and flights can be cancelled at any time including on the launch field. Passenger safety is our number one priority.
Membership costs £25 for the entire year (until September 2021). Your membership will allow you to:
Once you have signed up to fly in our balloon, the cost of a flight is £40. It’s the cheapest way you will ever get to fly in a hot air balloon.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: All BUHABS events and signups are managed via http://groupspaces.com/BUHABS **
Note: Buying membership does not guarantee a flight. Ballooning is weather dependent, and flights can be cancelled at last minute. However, we will make every effort to get as many people to fly as possible.
We are committed to introducing as many people as possible into the wonderful world of hot air ballooning and we aim to be as affordable and inclusive as possible. Students can apply for up to £100 per academic year through the Activity Hardship fund.
Join our interest list 2020/21 to stay up to date with what the society is up to. Check us out on our social media, including our Instagram and Facebook pages, where we post about ballooning news and posts pictures of our recent trips. We also run a private Facebook group for members to ensure our members are kept up to date.
If you have any further questions, feel free to message us on our social media or email us at email@example.com.
Note: Due to Covid-19, we will continue to ensure our activities follow the recent government guidelines.
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